Hi and thanks for visiting! My name is Melanie and I'm a professional makeup artist and educator with over twenty years experience. I've worked with numerous brides, celebrities, models, and photographers over the years as well as makeup lines including MAC, Estee Lauder, Chanel, and Lancome, to name just a few. As an educator, I developed and taught professional makeup courses for Columbia College Chicago, and trained retail and salon staff as a skincare and cosmetic sales rep. I started my career in the salon and then moved into working in television and print, and while I love working behind the camera, I really enjoy working with brides-to-be, just like you! Hearing your stories of how you met and fell in love, all while helping you look and feel your absolute best on your special day!
Along with being a professional makeup artist, I'm a trained artist with a background in painting and sculpture, and received my Bachelor of Art, Cum Laude from California State University, Fresno. As such, I take an artist's approach when applying makeup, working with light and color to enhance your best features. When it comes to beauty I believe that people should notice you first, not your makeup! So with that in mind, I'll personally work with you to develop a look that is perfectly customized.
I launched Blush in an effort to bring mobile beauty services to our mountain area. Blush is a team of professional makeup artists and hair stylists who specialize in luxury bridal services. Each of our artists have been hand picked and mentored by me. As it's impossible to maintain a portfolio for each artist, you may view their individual work on our Instagram page @Yosemitemakeup. Please inquire for my rates and availability as I am personally limited to the number of weddings that I take on per year.
If you've made it this far and would like to find out more about our services, contact me today, I would love to hear from you!
"Melanie was so easy to work with. She was friendly, professional, communicative, and listened to what I wanted. She created a look that was exactly what I had in mind based of pictures I had sent her. My bridal party adored her as well. I cannot recommend Melanie highly enough!" Emma K.
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